Ward coun­cil­lors don’t have a clue

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Farouk Saloo­jee

ON LOOK­ING at the big­ger and bet­ter pic­tures of mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil­lors, the sys­tem and ward coun­cil­lors seem­ingly are be­ing dumped by po­lit­i­cal par­ties on res­i­dents. They are forced to ac­cept the coun­cil­lors and some don’t have a clue of their du­ties, their obli­ga­tions and how the bud­get works for their wards.

My sug­ges­tion is, which might be un­re­al­is­tic but should be the cor­rect way as to why should tax­pay­ers be dom­i­nated by po­lit­i­cal par­ties, why not let each res­i­den­tial area have pub­lic meet­ings and ap­point their own coun­cil­lors, whom they know trust and will de­liver the goods (ser­vices)?

If we have in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates who will fight for the best for their con­stituency which will ben­e­fit res­i­dents, we are go­ing to be much bet­ter off than the many “not so good” coun­cil­lors, 49 out of 263 coun­cils are fail­ures.

We need to re­view what is hap­pen­ing in the wards and get a new sys­tem in place.

#From the Peo­ple… By the Peo­ple… for Ev­ery­one !

Each res­i­den­tial area to ap­point own coun­cil­lors

Rusten­burg

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